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Enable/Disable Clip in Windows

When working on professional projects as a video editor, turning on and off clips helps with optimized editing. Hence, Wondershare Filmora offers this functionality as a professional editing software. The methods to access and enable these features are straightforward, and you'll learn about them in this guide:

Accessing the Enable/Disable Option

There are two ways for users to commence this action, and by reading further, you can familiarize yourself with them:

Method 1: Using the Timeline Dropdown Menu

Step 1: Import Media to Timeline

Create a new project after launching Filmora, using the correct navigations. Once you reach the editing window, click the "Import" button in the Project Media section and import your files. Afterward, access this recently imported from "Media Library" and bring it to the timeline track.

import and drop media to timeline
Import and drop media to timeline
Step 2: Disable a Clip

Select this clip in the timeline panel and access the timeline dropdown menu by right-clicking on the following clip. From the dropdown menu options, locate and choose "Disable Clip". This action will hide the clip in the timeline while you focus on others to edit.

hide a click by right-click action
Hide a click by right-click action
Step 3: Enable a Clip

Repeat the same action for enabling the clip, except this time, look for the "Enable Clip" option.

unhide a clip by right clip action
Unhide a clip by right clip action

Method 2: Using the Timeline Panel on the Left

Once you have dropped media to the timeline, select it and navigate towards the panel at the left side of the pane. Click the "Eye" icon to turn off the clip from there. Once the editing is complete, click the same icon again to enable the clip.

click on the eye icon
Click on the eye icon